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Google to Provide Instant Information on Over 900 Health Conditions

Google to Provide Instant Information on Over 900 Health Conditions

Google has added support for the health conditions feature of its Knowledge Graph, now providing instant information on over 900 health conditions.

When you Google a health condition, like “Legionnaires’ disease”, Google will give you a snippet of information with the important details.

Google worked with a team of medical doctors in curating this information, the information has also been reviewed by medical doctors at Google and the Mayo Clinic for accuracy.

In addition to more than doubling the amount of health conditions it provides information on, Google has added visual design improvements to these Knowledge Graph panels, as well as the ability to download the information as a PDF.

Google points out it has added information about neglected tropical diseases — a set of infections that affect over 1.5 billion people including 500 million children in poorer regions.

Health conditions in Google’s Knowledge Graph are still only available to english-speakers searchers in the US, but the company says it plans to expand the feature to more languages and regions.

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